Alder Lake Park

Alder Lake Park is located about 10 miles south of Eatonville on the northern end of Alder Lake, which was formed by Alder Dam in 1945. The park is available to the public for camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing and day use.

The park includes Rocky Point Campground, located about 4 miles east of the main park entrance, and Sunny Beach Point, a 9-acre day-use park about a half-mile east of the main entrance.

Campsite Reservations
  • To reserve an individual or group campsite, use our online system or call 833-290-8180.
  • You can reserve a campsite up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  • Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis the rest of the year except for Dec. 20 through Jan. 1 when the park is closed.
  • Sites not reserved between May 15 and Sept. 15 are available for one-night stays on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Campground check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. Check out is 1 p.m.
  • We have campsites available across four campgrounds — Main, Osprey, Elk Plain, Rocky Point and group — including:
    • 35 with water, electric and sewer hookups
    • 74 with water and electric hookups
    • 62 tent sites
    • 35-site group camp with water, electric and sewer hookups
Day Use
  • Gates are closed to day-use entry once the parking is full.
  • A $5 parking fee is charged on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
  • Stacel Point is open year-round except Dec. 20 through Jan. 1 when the park is closed.
  • Two boat launches are open year-round, lake level permitting, to provide fishing for kokanee and other species.
  • Though Alder Lake is open to motorized watercraft, there is one no-wake zone and two small non-motorized areas.
Group Camps and Kitchen Shelters
  • Group camps are open April 15 through Oct. 15.
  • Choose from pods of five sites with water, electric and sewer hookups.
  • Horseshoe pits and a playground are available.
  • Each site includes picnic tables and fire rings, with community fire rings also available.
  • Restrooms with showers are available.
  • Kitchen shelters include barbecue grills, a sink and electrical outlets.
  • Group camps G1-G4 may reserve the large kitchen shelter, if available, for one meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) per day.
  • For G5-G7, one small kitchen shelter is available for each five-site area.
Park Features
  • All campsites include fire rings (or barbecue grills) and picnic tables
  • Coin-operated showers
  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms
  • Water faucets throughout campground
  • Free 20-slip boat moorage dock available on a first-come, first-served basis (Please note: As of April 22, 2019, the moorage dock is closed for repair.)
Park Rules and Other Information
Park Fees

Camping Fees:

  • Water/electric/sewer hookups – $37
  • Water/electric hookups – $35
  • Tent sites – $25
  • Extra vehicle (no charge for towed vehicles) – $10

Discounts:

  • Senior or disabled discount for camping – $5

Other Fees:

  • Individual or group campsite reservation fee –  $8 online or $10 by phone
  • Day-use parking (weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends) – $5
Driving Directions

From Tacoma, take I-5 south to State Route 512. Travel east on SR 512 about 2 miles to the Pacific Avenue exit (SR 7). Go south on SR 7 about 27 miles. Turn right at the Alder Lake Park sign (at School Road) and drive into the park.

Sunny Beach Point is located about a half-mile east of the main Alder Lake Park entrance on State Highway 7.

To reach Rocky Point Campground, continue south on Highway 7. Rocky Point is located on the right about 4 miles beyond the main Alder Lake Park entrance.

Alder Lake Park Latitude: N 46 47 57.5; longitude: W 122 17 39.1

Rock Point Campground Latitude: N 46 46 27.2; longitude: W 122 13 10.9

Contact Information

Alder Lake Park
50324 School Rd.
Eatonville, WA 98328

Park office: 360-569-2778
Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Campsite reservations: 833-290-8180

To apply to become a volunteer camp host, please call (360) 569-2778.

Rocky Point Campground

Rocky Point Campground is part of Alder Lake Park. It is located about four miles east of the main Alder Lake Park entrance on Highway 7.

Park Features

  • 25 campsites with electric and water hookups
  • Picnic area
  • Free use of the dump station at the main Alder Lake Campground
  • Free boat launch
  • Boat launch is usable when the reservoir is at higher elevations. Largemouth bass, rainbow and cutthroat trout can be caught at the lake’s west end. In spring, rainbow trout are caught from shore between Elbe and Rocky Point.

Rocky Point Campground
52910 Mountain Hwy. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328

Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Park office: 360-569-2778
Reservations: 833-290-8180

Sunny Beach Point

Sunny Beach Point is a 9-acre day-use park located about a half-mile east of the Alder Lake Park entrance on State Highway 7. The park is open May 15 through Sept. 15, lake level permitting.

Park Rules and Features

  • Swim area (lake level permitting) and sunning area
  • Picnic shelter, 20 picnic sites with tables and grills
  • Restrooms
  • Free day use
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted

50316 Mountain Hwy. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328

Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Park office: 360-569-2778

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